This Stress-Sensing Fitness Tracker Won the Nation's Top Design Award

The National Design Awards were last night in New York, where 20 products were vying to be named the country's best. The winner, chosen by public voting, was a fitness tracker called Spire, which claims to keep tabs on your overall well-being by measuring heart rate and breathing patterns to monitor stress. » 10/10/14 4:24pm 10/10/14 4:24pm

I Stop Breathing When I Type and You Probably Do, Too

I noticed a pretty unnerving problem recently. It was a normal day at work. I, being a blogger, spend a lot of time pounding on a little keyboard and staring at a big screen. While working on an especially stressful post and a particularly challenging paragraph, I started getting lightheaded. I'd stopped breathing. » 11/08/13 11:00am 11/08/13 11:00am

How Much Does Your Computer Stress You Out?

A recent survey commissioned by Crucial has turned up a few interesting statistics on computer stress. 94 percent of respondents said they've had computer problems drive them up the wall, and a little over half aren't happy with how their little Internet box behaves in general. 18 percent even said computer problems… » 9/09/12 2:00pm 9/09/12 2:00pm

6 Tools to Relieve the Stress of this Horrible Month

It's November. Welcome to the most stressful part of the year. The weather is getting crappy, the holidays are approaching, and the relaxed pace of the summer months is quickly fading into the drudgery of actually doing work. Here are a few tools to keep you from snapping and strangling the Whole Foods cashier. » 11/03/11 7:40pm 11/03/11 7:40pm